Looking for a solution against visible, enlarged pores? Ira was able to minimize the look of her pores in just 2 weeks. How? Let’s talk to her and find out.
Visible, enlarged pores are a common skin concern among adults with oily and/or aging skin. Pores lose elasticity and begin to stretch when there’s excess sebum production, and they also become more pronounced when the skin’s collagen production slows down.
Ira, a 27-year-old from Manila, observes that her pores are becoming even more visible (and her complexion even more dull) as she ages. She tried using retinol products to address this concern, but experienced breakouts. Finally, she tried the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream, a product that features retinal and bakuchiol.
[Retinal is a vitamin A derivative like retinol, so they have similar effects. But retinal works faster than retinol. On the other hand, bakuchiol is a plant-based ingredient that has been found to be as effective as retinol at targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Bakuchiol also has benefits for acne-prone skin types, since it contains soothing and calming properties. Using retinal and bakuchiol together makes for a very good anti-acne and anti-aging product, one that’s suitable even for sensitive skin.]
The results are amazing, to say the least. In just one week (7 days), there’s already a visible improvement to Ira’s skin. And after around 2 weeks (16 days), her pores are almost completely invisible!
Below, we spoke with Ira to know more about her skin journey and experience with the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream.
Hi Ira! Thanks for doing this with us. Before anything else, please say hi and introduce yourself to our wonderful readers.
Hi everyone! I’m Ira Tan – 27 and currently working as a chef. I love taking photos of everything and anything pretty. I love pets too – I have 2 babies, Hunter, a Siberian husky, and Truffle, a pomeranian. Lastly, I love keeping myself healthy — which is probably why I started working as a chef as well as why I started my journey as a skincare addict.
How did you get into skincare?
Growing up, I had my fair share of really bad breakouts – especially around my forehead, cheeks and jawline. I’d regularly go to the derma but I dreaded it because my face would always come out “wasak” and I’d have to go to school with that “wasak” face the next day. I had to go through that my whole teenage years, until my sister encouraged me to try Cosrx since it improved her friend’s skin. I clearly remember that I spent at least 10k on my first Black Friday skincare haul. At that time I told myself, “Let’s document this since I’ve already spent so much 😂” and that’s how sammieskin was born!
What were your skin concerns before incorporating the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream into your routine? Did the product help? How?
I have very visible pores and dull looking skin and I feel like it’s becoming worse as I age.
I know that retinol is the gold standard when it comes to anti-aging ingredients, but sadly the ones I’ve tried before (Cosrx and The Ordinary) didn’t work for me. They broke me out – and I’m sure it was NOT just purging.
Trying out the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream was a huge risk on my part. However, reading about retinal made me give it a try. In case you didn’t know, retinal gives the same results as retinol, but works faster and is a less irritating version.
After using this for just 3 weeks, I can 100% say that it helps ward off signs of aging. It helped plump up my skin, and my pores became less visible. It also helped manage my breakouts and made my skin more radiant!
Do you recommend the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream?
100% YES! Retinol was something I’ve been looking to jump into – the only thing holding me back was how sensitive my skin is. However, I’m really happy to have found the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream. It’s truly AMAZING for those people like me who cannot tolerate high-potency retinol products. Not to mention it features retinal, essentially the upgraded version of retinol, plus it’s vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
I’ve always thought that I’d start my retinol journey once I’m in my 30s but I think as early as mid-20s if you feel like there’s a need to, then why not. So yeah, I do recommend this for those who have sensitive skin, as well as first time users of retinol. It’s a good place to start – it’s a mild, non-irritating product that really delivers results. Also, the price is VERY reasonable considering that this product gives results that you can SEE. I don’t find any reason as to why I would not recommend this. Save up for it. Buy it. You won’t regret it.
What products do you use with the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream, and why?
When I use products that have acids or ingredients that make my skin turn over faster, I try to always support them with very heavy moisturizers. This is because when skin is heavily hydrated, they tend to heal faster and for me it gets less irritations.
These are some of the products I recommend using the By Wishtrend Vitamin A-mazing Bakuchiol Night Cream with: I’m from Mugwort Essence, I’m from Rice Toner, Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner, I’m from Pear Serum, and the Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil.
All of these are lightweight but give high amounts of moisture which I’d definitely recommend to people who have sensitive skin.
What’s the last thing you want to say before we end the interview? A small skincare advice, perhaps? 🙂
Skincare is very personal. Take me, for example – my routine varies from time to time (sometimes daily) depending on my mood, the weather, or even my ovulation. But I still try things out. I give products second chances because sometimes it’s just bad timing, not a bad product. Maybe you can keep that in mind, too.
Oh and also, keep hydrating and wear SPF above anything else!
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